9am Parish Communion
This is a traditional Service of Holy Communion with a robed choir and a range of hymns.
The service lasts about an hour and 10 minutes.
10.15am – 10.45am Coffee Time
Coffee/Tea with biscuits and pastries – a time for us to meet
between our two morning services.
10.45 am Encounter Family Service
A relaxed and flexible worship service with more interaction and informality. We aim for creativity and encourage everyone to participate as they feel able. We pray together; sing together; learn together.
We have groups for children and young people, although occasionally we are together for All Age Worship. Holy Communion is celebrated on third Sunday of the month.
3rd Sunday of the month 4 pm (excluding December and August)
Our Reflective Service is alternately Songs of Praise or Taizé in format. We look forward to praying and praising with you.
Songs of Praise
Songs of Praise has been running at St Barnabas once a month since December 2012. The regulars enjoy meeting together, and our aim is to attract others as well; maybe people who don’t go to church any more but might find this gentle and light approach to worship attractive.
The format is simple: we sing seven or eight fairly traditional hymns, well known especially to the older generation who may even have sung them at school assemblies; we have an interview with a guest, normally based around their reflections on what being a Christian means to them; and we finish with tea, cake and a chat.
This is a contemplative service using simple sung chants, a bible text, silence and music taken from the Taizé community in France. There is plenty of space to be still and just ‘be’. An afternoon Taizé service has been held in the Chapel at St Barnabas each month, except December, since February 2007. Taizé is a reflective service containing Prayer, Songs, Biblical Text, a Meditation and a period for Reflection.
Communion Service 1pm
A quiet and reflective service using contemporary language. Every Wednesday prayers for healing/anointing of oil is available in the Trussell Chapel at the back. The service lasts 30 minutes – while everyone is welcome, no children’s / youth groups run during this service.